Leukocyte Immunoglobulin (Ig)-Like Receptors (LILRs) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Human immunodeficiency virus co-infection (Mtb/HIV co-infection).

Akeem Ngomu Akilimali, Victoria Kasprowicz

Abstract


AIMS OF STUDY

1.    To investigate the expression profile of LILRs on immune cells (T cells (CD4 and CD8), Monocyte/macrophages, DCs and NK cells ) from Mtb infected individuals with both latent and active TB disease

2.    To assess the impact of HIV/Mtb co-infection on the LILR expression profile on the cells populations described in aim 1.